Agenda 2015

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Southland Technology Conference Agenda – Friday – October 23rd, 2015
Track & Times Project
Management/
Business Analysis
Quality Assurance/
ITIL
Professional
Development
SMAC
Social, Mobility,
Analytics & Cloud
Alliance Partner
Case Study
7:30 – 8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
8:30 – 9:45 International Ballroom
Keynote Address: Carol Fawcett, Executive Director and CIO – Dell Software
Topic:        The 3 P’s of Transformation
9:45 – 11:00 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
10:00 – 11:00 International #1
PANEL DISCUSSION
Doing More with Less: Getting
Things Done as a Mid-Sized IT
Department

Chad Berryhill– Dogeared
Jewelry

Boban Dragojlovic
Crystal Cruises

Dennis Ebuen– Los Angeles
Universal Preschool (LAUP)

Marcela Bailey– Hispanic
Scholarship Fund

International #2
itSMF-USA 2014 Project
of the Year – LA County
ISD

Randy A. Steinberg
Migration Technologies
(MiTECH)

Catalina
Exposing the Hidden Job
Market

Abby Kohut
Absolutely Abby

Atlantic
Governance for Social
and Mobility tools in
the Organization

Cheryl Santor
Metropolitan Water
District of Southern California

Pacific
Securing Technology
Tips to Protect Your
Business Data

Shelly Wright
Wright1 Consulting, Inc.

11:00 – 11:15 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
11:15 – 12:15 International #1
PANEL DISCUSSION
Risk Assessment and
Management-How to Access and
Manage Risk on your Project

Heidi Kujawa– Ernst & Young
Advisory Services

John Angelini– 20th Century Fox
Filmed Entertainment

Silvia Tejero-Suarez– Wolters
Kluwer Tax & Accounting

Téa Brojeni– Tribune Publishing

International #2
The QA Elephant: Is My
Job Still Relevant?

Colleen Kirtland
Pacific Life

Catalina
Interviewing for Your
“Job Fit” — Knowing Your
Brand and Discovering
an Employer’s Culture

Paula Markgraf
Tribune Publishing
Company

Atlantic
Predictive Analytics

Benjamin Uminsky
Los Angeles
County Registrar-
Recorder/ County Clerk

Pacific
Driving DevOps with Data as a
Service

Craig Williams
Delphix

12:15 – 1:15 International Ballroom
Lunch and Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
1:15 – 2:15 International Ballroom
Keynote Address: Peter Weis, VP and CIO – Matson Navigation
Topic:        Tales from an IT Transformation
2:15 – 2:30 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase
2:30 – 3:30 Atlantic
Leveraging Social Media for
Success and Social Good

Linda Reinstein
Asbestos Disease Awareness
Organization (ADAO)

Catalina
When Agile Fails
– Causes &
Corrections

Craig D Wilson
Matincor, Inc.

International #2
The Essential Elements
for Making
Presentations Powerful,
Speeches Sensational
and Meetings Matter

Rob Swineford
R.D. Swineford
Group

International #1
Analytic Analysis and
Mobile Growth for
Brand Development and
Monetization

Jeff Shelton
StudyMode

Pacific
Accelerated Technology
Modernization to Enable
Digital Business Strategies

Kevin Parikh
Avasant

3:30 – 3:45 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase
3:45 – 4:45 International #2
IT4IT™ – a New
Operating Model
to Manage the
Business of IT

Roc Paez
Hewlett Packard Enterprises

Catalina
Why Should I Partner
with You?

Jim Thomas
Optum Technology

International #1
PANEL DISCUSSION
Ageism in the
Marketplace:Finding a Job
When you are
Over 50!

Carole Schlocker– iSpace
Celeste C. Collins– World Wide
Technology, Inc. (WWT)

Gary Michael– KARL STORZ-
ENDOSKOPE

Hollie Choi– 20th Century Fox

Atlantic
The Mobile
Revolution: A Reality
Check

Galen Gruman
InfoWorld
IDG Enterprise

Pacific
Managing Multiple
Priorities

Diane C. Buckley-Altwies
Core Performance
Concepts, Inc.

Wes Kliewer
Project Insight
(3:45pm – 4:10pm)

How to Give Feedback that
Increases Performance not
Turnover

Mike Smith
AeroCom, Inc.
(4:15pm – 4:40pm)

4:45 – 5:00 Alliance Partner Showcase & AP Sponsored Passport Drawing plus other items (winner must be present to win)
5:00 – 8:00 SoTeC Meetup – Come network with Speakers, Alliance Partners and Attendees in the Hilton Lobby Bar
Southland Technology Conference Agenda – Saturday – October 24th, 2015
Track & Times Project
Management/
Business Analysis
Quality Assurance/
ITIL
Professional
Development
SMAC
Social, Mobility,
Analytics & Cloud
Alliance Partner
Case Study
8:00 – 8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 International Ballroom
Keynote Address: Luz Gonzalez, Senior Vice President, IT Solutions Delivery – DIRECTV
Topic:        The Secret Ingredient for a Successful Transformation
9:30 – 9:45 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
9:45 – 10:45 International #1
Successful Product Design:
The 5 Key Steps to Building
Products that Deliver!

Aparna Suresh
First American Title

Atlantic
QQ – The Quality Quotient
– Insightful Strategies for
Quality IT Project Releases

Kathy Lomax
Capital Group Companies

International #2
Communicating with
Influence: The Art of
Persuasion

Pan Kao
Honda North America, Inc.

Catalina
It’s a bird, it’s a plane,
it’s the… Cloud? The
Unknown Super Power
of the Cloud

Brandon Cipes
Guthy-Renker

Pacific
Unlock Excellence
with Agile Metrics and
Data

Kathryn Kuhn
Rally Software

10:45 – 11:00 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
11:00 – 12:00 International #1
Leading Agile Program
Management

James Hilliard
Experian Consumer
Services- Affinity

Dean Stevens
LeadingAgile, LLC

International #2
Requirements Gathering
using Enterprise
Gamification

Sreekesh Menon
AIG

Atlantic
Mindset Mastery for IT
Success

Patrina Wisdom
Mindful Living Inc.

Catalina
Clever: Securing the
Savvy Vector

Kelly Fitzgerald
Symantec Corporation

Pacific
Beyond IT Service
Management, Enabling
Services to Manage the
Enterprise

Etta Wilson
CareFusion
(11:00am – 11:25am)

12:00 – 12:15 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase, Job Fair & Resume Reviews
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch & Alliance Partner Showcase- International Ballroom
Inspiration Award Presentation – Mark Galligan, Inspiration Committee Chair
1:15 – 2:15 International Ballroom
Structured Networking – Talk with your Peers and the Experts about your HOT TOPICS – Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing,
Certifications (PM, BA, QA), HR, Making your LinkedIn Profile stand out, Pick a topic! VERY popular at prior year’s conferences.
2:15 – 2:30 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase
2:15 – 3:15 International #2
How To Successfully Use Social
Media on Your Projects

Cornelius Fichtner
OSP International, LLC

International #1
The Intersection of DevOps
and ITIL: Where They Meet,
and Why it Matters

Paul M. Dooley
Optimal Connections LLC

Atlantic
Embodied Leadership:
Using Posture, Power and
Presence to Impact Your
Team and Your
Customers.

Dr. Cynthia Boccara
Wellness For Life, Inc

Catalina
What Managers Need
to Know About Data
Science

Annie Flippo
Edmunds.com

Pacific
Case Studies in Agile
Adoption – Models, Key
Points & Classic
Mistakes

Scott Dunn
Rocket Nine Solutions
(2:30pm – 2:55pm)

3:30 – 3:45 Break & Alliance Partner Showcase
3:45 – 4:44 International Ballroom
Keynote Address: Peter Coffee, VP for Strategic Research – Salesforce
Topic:        Forces of the Future That’s Now
4:45 – 5:00 Alliance Partner Showcase & AP Sponsored Passport Drawing plus other surprise items (winner must be present to win)

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